lacounty.gov | Public Works FAQ | Privacy / Terms of Use | Feedback Opens a new window | Ballona Creek Bridge View. DESCRIPTION: The Park to Playa Trail is a planned 13-mile regional trail that will connect a network of trails, parks and open spaces from the Baldwin Hills Learn how to create your own. I live right near Ballona Creek. This area is known for predators waiting to take advantage of someone not paying attention to what they are doing. Once you make it to Playa del Rey, you’ll hit The Strand aka Marvin Braude Bike Trail. Class I bike paths in Los Angeles County. The Ballona Creek bicycle path is a six miles (9.7 km) stretch of Class 1 bicycle path and a pedestrian walkway on federally owned land of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that is managed by the County of Los Angeles County and parallels Ballona Creek for most of its entire length. The Ballona Creek Watershed totals about 130 square miles. along the Ballona Creek Bike Path, in Culver City Park, at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, several staging areas in Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and Norman O. Houston Park. LEFT on the L.A. RIVER PATH You may turn LEFT and ride the Los Angeles River Bike Path for several miles of easy going bike and pedestrian only pavement that hugs the L.A. River.. Watch out for traffic, then take a left on Riverside Drive - you should immediately get onto the sidewalk and in a hundred feet you’ll see the entrance to the L.A. River Bike Path. Ballona Creek (Río de La Ballona) is an 8.8-mile-long (14.2 km) urbanized river in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, whose watershed includes a portion of the western Los Angeles basin, from the Santa Monica Mountains on the north, the Harbor Freeway (I-110) on the east, and the Baldwin Hills on the south.. Also, I would never bike this area at night. The Marina Del Rey section ends at the Ballona Creek bridge where you will cross over into Playa Del Rey to continue on the path. This six mile bike path stretches from Culver City to Playa del Rey. It is really nothing more than a bike path. Bike Maps and Organizations Bike Maps. On that trail you can go north, towards Santa Monica, or south, towards Torrance. Ballona Creek is a nine-mile long flood protection channel that drains the Los Angeles basin, from the Santa Monica Mountains on the north, the Harbor Freeway (110) on the east, and the Baldwin Hills on the south. Los Angeles California Bike Paths This is a guide to Class I paved bicycle paths around Los Angeles, and around Northern Orange County California: ‘Class I,’ paved, separate right-of-ways, mostly in parks, along rivers, beaches, and along lakesides. Ballona Creek Bike Path Section. Construction Note: - the section of the Marina bike path running along Admirality Way between Bali Way and Mindanao Way has been cleared for construction. Title: map ballona creekv2 Created Date: 6/25/2013 5:06:18 PM Santa Monica Bike Map; Best Easy Bike Routes in Santa Monica (includes parks and schools) (Citywide) Best Easy Bike Routes in Santa Monica (includes parks and schools) (Printable) Santa Monica Bike/Bus Map; County Bikeway Map with Marvin Braude Trail; Ballona Creek Bike Path; LA Metro; Advocacy Organizations This map was created by a user. It is great to bike ride on. Ballona Creek is considered one of the best bike paths in Los Angeles. Some jog and walk there and I don't think that wise. Some do, and that is a choice.